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That escalated quickly: Cardinals 11, Cubs 4

That escalated quickly: Cardinals 11, Cubs 4
Winning continuously requires that all parts of the team are working together and that there isn’t an obvious hole. The Cubs have not had this much this season, but for the last six games that was the case. Until today. The good news was that Jake Arrieta pitched a quality start, continuing the trend of... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hudson goes seven strong; Wilson, Martinez continue their power surges; Luis Diaz homers twice in DSL

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hudson goes seven strong; Wilson, Martinez continue their power surges; Luis Diaz homers twice in DSL
Be sure to check out Jared’s interview with ESPN’s Buster Olney in case you missed it. I will taking a week long vacation beginning tomorrow. While I plan to provide coverage for the games each day I can’t promise I will go as in-depth as usual with the scouting reports and recent trends but one... Read more »

Buster Olney Interview and Cubs vs. Cardinals Series Preview: 7/21 - 7/23

Buster Olney Interview and Cubs vs. Cardinals Series Preview: 7/21 - 7/23
The return from the All-Star break has been good to the Cubs. The six consecutive wins have them just a game behind the Brewers, who have lost four in a row, cutting how much they trail the division from 5.5 games. It’s still too early to begin tracking division leads, but the first two series... Read more »
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The Den Podcast: Luis from BleacherNation! The Cubs Are Good Again! And a Joe West Rant!

The Den Podcast: Luis from BleacherNation! The Cubs Are Good Again! And a Joe West Rant!
Luis Medina from BleacherNation.com and TheTenYardLine.com joins Myles to chat about the recent Cubs success, the Jose Quintana trade, and Country Joe West.

Cubs News and Notes: Cubs All In For Second Half

Cubs News and Notes: Cubs All In For Second Half
After a long hiatus, Cubs News and Notes is back. Did you miss me? Actually, don’t answer that, I would be disappointed either way. The Cubs are fresh off their most impressive stretch of the season, a 6-0 trip to Atlanta and Baltimore. Could this be the long awaited turning point Chicago fans have been... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Ian Rice homers twice; Iowa crumbles late; Ademan fills stat sheet

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Ian Rice homers twice; Iowa crumbles late; Ademan fills stat sheet
Be sure to take a peek at the first half of my mid season prospect rankings. I am hoping to follow up with the second part tomorrow. AAA Nashville 11, Iowa 8 Game Recap This one hurt. Iowa built a 7-1 lead through five innings. Seth Frankoff was in control on the mound and the offense took... Read more »
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2017 Midseason Cubs Prospect Rankings - Tiers 1 and 2

2017 Midseason Cubs Prospect Rankings - Tiers 1 and 2
UPDATE: I have fixed the formatting issue so the full list should now be viewable on mobile devices. I’ve never been much for numerical rankings. It leaves far too much open for interpretation and misrepresentation while also lacking key information that makes prospect comparisons difficult, not just between players within the same system, but especially... Read more »

Definition of Pyrrhic--Cubs Braves

Definition of Pyrrhic--Cubs Braves
The Cubs won the game but lost the season. Okay that is a bit dramatic, but there was certainly that feeling for a few innings this game. Kris Bryant doubled with one out in the first inning and attempted to reach third on a ball in the dirt. The ring finger on the left hand... Read more »

Game Post 7/19

Series preview can be found here. Watch/Listen: Wednesday: 11:10 am CT CSN/670 AM Lineups Cubs 1. Jon Jay (LF) 2. Kris Bryant (3B) 3. Anthony Rizzo (1B) 4. Ian Happ (CF) 5. Kyle Schwarber (LF) 6. Javier Baez (2B) 7. Addison Russell (SS) 8. Victor Caratini (C) 9. Mike Montgomery (P) Braves 1. Ender Inciarte (CF) 2. Johan Camargo (3B) 3. Freddie Freeman (1B) 4. Matt Kemp (LF) 5. Tyler Flowers (C) 6. Danny Santana (SS) 7. Sean Rodriguez (2B) 8. Dansby Swanson (SS) 9. R.A. Dickey (P) Bullpen Usage: via Baseball Press.
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hodges blasts game-winning grand slam; Iowa explodes for 23 hits; Clark Ks 8

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hodges blasts game-winning grand slam; Iowa explodes for 23 hits; Clark Ks 8
AAA Iowa 16, Nashville 7 Game Recap Iowa put this game away early by plating ten runs in the first three innings. Nashville did begin to mount a bit of a comeback, at one point narrowing the score to 10-7, but the Cubs responded with another 6 runs in their final two innings to end any doubt.... Read more »